Renton House


Perched above Lake Washington, this new house offers a series of dynamic spaces and a focus in sustainable building techniques.
The clients are avid bicyclists, so the lower level of the building features a separate entrance and ample area for bike storage and repair. The upper two levels are loft like and open, with large, sliding glass doors opening up to the lake and mountains. An outdoor mechanical shade controls western exposure.
The roof is sculpted to drain to a single point, where rainwater is collected by cisterns. Super-efficient insulated concrete formwork is used for most of the building structure.